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Glúmr Gráf 10I

Alison Finlay (ed.) 2012, ‘Glúmr Geirason, Gráfeldardrápa 10’ in Diana Whaley (ed.), Poetry from the Kings’ Sagas 1: From Mythical Times to c. 1035. Skaldic Poetry of the Scandinavian Middle Ages 1. Turnhout: Brepols, p. 260.

Glúmr GeirasonGráfeldardrápa
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Hjoggusk ‘struck the other’

hǫggva (verb): to strike, put to death, cut, hew

[1] Hjoggusk (‘hiuguzt’): so FskAˣ, ‘hiugiuz’ FskBˣ

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hvárir ‘Each of the two’

hvárr (pron.): who, which, what, whether

kennings

Hvárirtveggja heggir eggja mækis
‘Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades ’
   = WARRIORS

Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades → WARRIORS
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tveggja ‘groups of’

tveir (num. cardinal): two

kennings

Hvárirtveggja heggir eggja mækis
‘Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades ’
   = WARRIORS

Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades → WARRIORS
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heggir ‘cherry-trees’

heggr (noun m.): cherry-tree

[2] heggir: so FskAˣ, heggis FskBˣ

kennings

Hvárirtveggja heggir eggja mækis
‘Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades ’
   = WARRIORS

Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades → WARRIORS
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mækis ‘blades’

mækir (noun m.): sword

kennings

Hvárirtveggja heggir eggja mækis
‘Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades ’
   = WARRIORS

Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades → WARRIORS
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eggja ‘of the sword’s’

1. egg (noun f.; °-jar, dat. -ju/-(var. [$1655$]: AM 75 c fol “75 c”, etc.)/-i([$1656$], cf. [$1654$] 243-244); -jar/-jur([$1657$] 16¹³n.)): edge, blade

kennings

Hvárirtveggja heggir eggja mækis
‘Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades ’
   = WARRIORS

Each of the two groups of cherry-trees of the sword’s blades → WARRIORS
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gǫgn ‘’

2. gegn (prep.): against

[3] gǫgn: so FskAˣ, gegn FskBˣ

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geirdrótt ‘spear-troop’

geirdrótt (noun f.): [spear-troop]

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Haraldr ‘Haraldr’

Haraldr (noun m.): Haraldr

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In Fsk, these lines and st. 11/5-8 form a stanza, which is cited after the narration of the death of Haraldr in battle. 

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